Stir together flour, salt and baking powder;set aside. In a large mixing
bowl, beat butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs;beat well. Stir
in milk and vanilla extract. Add flour mixture;thoroughly combine. Stir in
nuts, dates and 1/3 cup chopped cherries.
Portion dough using a level measuring tablespoon. Shape into balls. Roll
in crushed corn flakes. Place about 2 inches apart on greased baking sheets. Top
each cookie with a cherry quarter. Bake in a 375 degree oven about 1
minutes or until lightly browned. Remove immediately from baking sheets and
cool on wire racks.
A www.recipeland.com visitor said:
I am now 63 years of age. I first had this cookies when I was 12 years old. A friend of mine invited me to her house and her mother was baking them and gave us one. Not until I was 23 years old did I find the recipe. They were called cherry winks at that time. Now they are called cherry cookies. I can't waite until I bake them and gift wrap them for Xmas to hand them out to my family and friends. Thank you so much for the receipe. My family and I will enjoy them for this Xmas and other days for the coming years. They are so wonderful.